UM Professor Publishes Book on the Future of Sustainable Development

May 08, 2017

MISSOULA – Peter Koehn, a political science professor at the University of Montana, recently published his third book in the past three years, “Universities and the Sustainable Development Future: Evaluating Higher-Education Contributions to the 2030 Agenda.”

In the book, which Koehn co-wrote, he states that it is time to step up and assess whether universities are making, and can make, a difference to the urgent sustainable-development challenges that the world faces, such as climate change.

“The public, funders, international organizations, accrediting agencies and faculty participants need to know if universities are advancing sustainable development or, at least, are on the right track,” he said.

The authors led a panel discussion during the book launch in Washington, D.C., on April 21. The book, published by Routledge/Earthscan is available online at

Koehn’s other recent books are “China Confronts Climate Change: A Bottom-up Perspective” and “The Transnationally Partnered University: Insights from Research and Sustainable Development Collaborations in Africa.”

 Koehn, who directs UM’s undergraduate minor in global public health, already is at work on his next book project, which deals with migration and health.

For more information email Koehn at


Contact: Peter Koehn, UM political science professor,